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The Exchange

Book Review The Exchange by John GrishamFiction | Mystery | Legal Thriller The Firm is one of my favorite Grisham novels. When news hit that we were expecting a sequel to the bestselling story, I immediately headed to NetGalley to see if I could grab an advance copy. Grisham is an auto-buy author for me, …

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You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Book Review You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Toni ShilohChristmas | Romance | Christian Fiction Contemporary romance isn’t my go-to genre, but when the month of December rolls around, holiday romances seem to be all I read. I love the cozy settings with fireplaces, homemade cookies, and lights twinkling against the snow. And while …

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The Woman at the Wheel

Book Review The Woman at the Wheel by Penny HawHistorical Fiction I fell in love with Penny Haw’s previous novel, The Invincible Miss Cust, and was really excited to receive an advance copy of her newest book, The Woman at the Wheel. Haw does an amazing job of featuring little-known historical women and truly bringing …

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Just Another Missing Person

Book Review Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllisterThriller | Mystery Olivia has been missing for one day and counting. She disappeared down a dead-end alley, never to be seen again… For fans of the bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time comes another thrilling and suspenseful read from Gillian McAllister — Just Another Missing …

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The Golden Doves

Book Review The Golden Doves by Martha Hall KellyHistorical Fiction / WWII “Two former female spies, bound together by their past, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War IIโ€”an extraordinary novel inspired by true events from the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls.“ Reader’s Thoughts: …

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Second Shot

Book Review Second Shot by Cindy DeesMystery | Thriller Helen Warwick is a recently retired CIA assassin who just wants to settle down and reconnect with her family. The only problem? She’s the one being targeted now… Reader’s Thoughts: Second Shot is the exciting new start to a brand new series. Packed with action, this …

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The Revenge List

Book Review The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnonThriller | Mystery Thriller While in anger management, Frankie makes a list of individuals who have wronged her over the years. But when each of those individuals encounters “accidents” — increasing in severity — Frankie begins questioning whether something else is going on. Reader’s Thoughts: The Revenge …

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The Garden of Lost Secrets

Book Review The Garden of Lost Secrets by Kelly BowenHistorical Fiction | WWII Reader’s Thoughts: The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen was one of my favorite reads in 2021. Since then, I’ve shared my copy with three or four other friends, who have all adored it too. So, when I saw this Canadian author had …

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The Librarian of Burned Books

Book Review The Librarian of Burned Books by Briana LabuskesHistorical Fiction | LGBTQ For fans of The Rose Code and The Paris Library, The Librarian of Burned Books is a captivating WWII-era novel about the intertwined fates of three women who believe in the power of books to triumph over the very darkest moments of war. Reader’s Thoughts: The Librarian …

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The Poisoner’s Ring

Book Review The Poisoner’s Ring by Kelley ArmstrongTime Travel / Mystery / Historical Fiction In this stellar follow-up to Armstrong’s A Rip Through Time, we’re once again back in Victorian Scotland with Mallory Atkinson — a modern-day homicide detective who has found herself trapped in the body of a 19th-century housemaid. With a core few …

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